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Fascicularia bicolor

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  • Fascicularia bicolor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Fascicularia bicolor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourDeep red green

Description

Fascicularia bicolor. A beautiful, vigorous bromeliad native to Chile-striking when in full-flower. Has compact rosettes of narrow, grey-green serrated leaves. The inner leaves turn a striking red in autumn. The flowers are borne in dense corymbs in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic or Bromeliad

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance. Greenhouse.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are half hardy and will prefer full light and any well drained soil is suitable. You will need to water moderately from the spring to the autumn and sparingly in winter.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division in spring or summer.

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